Eric and Gary Chase the Marathon - Round 2!
Once just wasn't enough! Running the New York marathon was such an awesome experience last year, we figured why not tackle the Chicago marathon this year!
On October 8th, we will be running the Chicago Marathon in Jack Hasenauer's honor and to raise funds in support of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. We hope that you will be able to join us by offering your support. Any contribution will be much appreciated by the two of us, and your gift will help fund critical research for improving treatment and finding a cure for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
Eric’s cousin Jack was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2007 when he was just 5 years old. Eric remembers the countless hours that he and his parents spent in the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; he remembered hearing about all of the tests and infusions that Jack endured throughout his many stays there, and he saw firsthand the powerful effects of the medications Jack would need take in the years that would follow. Now as the father of a 6 year-old boy, Eric can only imagine how difficult that time must have been for Jack and his family.
About Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are both major categories of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). IBD affects an estimated 1.6 million Americans. These chronic diseases tend to run in families and they affect males and females equally. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract and may affect any part from the mouth to the anus. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory condition limited to the colon, otherwise known as the large intestine.
The Mission of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is: To cure and prevent Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis through research, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these digestive diseases through education and support.
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